Sizzle Rooftop restaurant is a romantic dining place at the top of the new Avista Hideaway at the south of Patong beach. Just to set the tone, you need to know that this hotel is part of the MGallery by Sofitel, an award-winning luxury resort.
The resort sits on a hill and from this unique vantage point you can admire two bays: Freedom beach and Paradise Beach. You are not really close the beach but you can see far above the forest all the way to the sea.
Set on a large dark wood floor with comfortable rattan sofas, the restaurant is spacious and very relaxing and welcoming, perfect after a day at the beach. The rooftop is large and allows a good table distribution so you are not too close to your neighbours. If you are smart to book in advance you should really get one of the two little Salas, those little traditional Thai houses without walls that give an extra romantic touch and even more privacy. An open-kitchen occupies an entire side of the terrace, focusing on grills, barbecued meats, steaks and fresh seafood.
Sizzle Rooftop Restaurant faces the sunset so try to come on time to admire it (click here to see what time is the sunset in Phuket today). The restaurant opens at 6 pm so you have just the time to enjoy one of the many wines or cocktails on the list while admiring the end of the day on the ocean nearby. Once the sun has set, candles are lit and it’s time to enjoy a dinner under the stars. it is just fantastic.
The menu is well designed, with no less than 9 starters, 17 mains and 8 deserts. We started with an artichoke heart rémoulade and Burrata cheese and tomato. As mains we tried a seafood platter with a rock lobster (150 g), 2 Korean oysters, some tiger prawns (100 g) and moonlight squid (790 Baht) plus a 250 g beef rib eye (1,190 baht). That was more than we expected!
A special mention about the excellent service and the restaurant manager Kier who was always available for any request, always attentive and making sure the evening was as perfect as the setting.
So remember to call early and ask for those little Salas, or at least a table on the side of the terrace where the view is the best. Those tables are few and of course they with go first. Oh and apparently this is a good place to propose!
Address: At Avista Hideaway Resort & Spa, 39/9, Muen-Ngern Rd, Patong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150
Open: 6 pm – 11 pm
Tel: +66 76 681 681